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Ephesus Terrace Houses
Some of these houses were first opened to the public in 1985, when restoration work was undertaken. It has been proved that this sector was used for urban development from the 1st century B.C. onwards. The houses were the property of various owners until the 7th century. The district enjoyed its peak of prosperity between the 2nd and 4th centuries. These were one-storey houses occupied by wealthy citizens or priests of noble lineage and composed of spacious rooms grouped around an open-air courtyard, the largest being used as reception and dining-room. In addition to kitchens and cellar a large number of bed-rooms have been unearthed. Water was supplied by fountains surrounded by mosaics. Some of the walls reach a height of 4 m. and stairs leading to the upper storeys have also been unearthed. For flooring, mosaics were preferred to marble pavements but marble was frequently employed around the thresholds. Wall decorations consist mainly of painting on plaster. A visit to the terrace houses should be supplemented by a visit to the Archaeological Museum in Selcuk in which a very rich collection of murals, furniture and utensils are exhibited.


The Sightseeings of Ephesus 

The Gymnasium of VediusRoman Bourse or double church of the Virgin MaryAgoraThe Theatre
The StadiumThe Gate of Mazaeus and MithridatesLibrary of CelsusTemple of Serapis
The Arcadiane WayThe Marble WayBrothel Latrine
Terrace HousesThe Street of the Curetes Scholasticia BathsPrytaneion
The Temple of HadrianCave of the Seven SleepersFountain of TrajanState Agora
Monument of MemmiusThe Temple of Domitian Gate of HerculesOdeum
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